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Why Trade Group Memberships Matter for Public Relations

Almost every industry has levels of education and training that help those working in that industry perform better. Public relations and corporate communications is no different in that they have masters level degrees, as well as trade groups like PRSA, Public Relations Society of America, and IABC, International Association of Business Communicators. Combined, these options […]

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How Alpha Clips 2.5.0 Extends Help To Our Clients

Innovation and development have always been a primary driver for Universal Information Services. Delivering service enhancements helps our clients and ensures that our services continually add value to their work. Our Alpha Clips service, which uses artificial intelligence to summarize content and compress the time needed to digest your found news results, is our most […]

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3 Business Related Distractions for PR Pros

Yes, the world has changed since we began our dance with the novel coronavirus now called Covid-19. Government communications, corporate communications, emergency management communications, and health care public relations have all undergone a huge change at the hand of a fast-moving virus. For many corporate communicators, public relations pros, and information officers, Covid-19 has delivered […]

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Making News Monitoring Better- Alpha Clips 3.0

Making PR Tools Better Public relations professionals and corporate communicators often ask us, “How can I better engage with influencers and monitor our media efforts?” From the side of the industry that provides the tools for such work, we ask the same question, but in terms of “How can we make news monitoring better for […]

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Who Is Universal Information Services?

You may not have heard of us, but your competition knows us well. This idea is often the case when a new prospect comes to Universal Information Services for help. Most companies and organizations using a media monitoring or PR measurement service know of the SaaS platforms like Meltwater and Cision. Many firms and agencies […]

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FIBEP 2018: What I learned at WMIC18

As many of you know by my social media posts I was in Copenhagen, Denmark during this year’s World Media Intelligence Conference. My father, Todd Murphy, asked me to bring my unique perspective to many of the conversations he was having, discussions that would ultimately impact the growth of Universal Information Services. Although most of […]

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What News Is Your PR Team Missing?

“They keep missing TV and radio stories that air!” “They never find any articles from the smaller, weekly newspapers!” “We keep asking them to fix our search, but nothing changes!” “They won’t let us out of our contract that auto-renewed!” If you’ve ever said the above statements, there’s a problem with your current media monitoring […]

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News Monitoring: What Does Unlimited Mean?

You may have heard of the value proposition, which means “an innovation, service, or feature intended to make a company or product attractive to customers”. That proposition usually comes in the form of a hook designed to close a deal based on something specific like features or cost. In the world of news monitoring, and […]

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Adding Value: What Are Your Strengths?

Part 3 of 3 (The Bottom Line) As the 3rd in a series, I had to spend some time thinking about what value I could add to our previous Universal blog posts about “Knowing Your Strengths”. This question, “How can we add value?” is a question that I ask myself every day as I’m interacting […]

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PR Measurement: What Are Your Strengths?

Part 2 of 3 This post is the second in a three-part series illustrating the importance of knowing your strengths. As my colleague Ben Caldwell put so well last week, “Since 1908, Universal Information Services has been creating great media monitoring solutions for their clients. That is what we’ve done for 110 years because, to be […]

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